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Coit Tower 80th Birthday

Celebrate this city icon with two birthday parties in one day.
By - posted 10/7/2013 No Comment

On October 8, 1933, San Franciscans gathered together atop Telegraph Hill to celebrate the creation of Coit Tower, a simple fluted tower rising high into the sky, designed by Arthur Brown, Jr.

On October 8, 2013 San Franciscans will once again gather together to celebrate the Coit Tower spirit and the generosity of Lillie Hitchcock Coit who left a third of her estate “to beautify the city I have always loved.”

In the morning, there will be a “Happy 80th Birthday Coit Tower” gathering at Coit Tower with relatives of Lillie Hitchcock Coit and some of the original Coit Tower artists blowing out the candles on a giant Coit Tower birthday cake.  In the evening there will be an 80th Birthday Party & Art Show at the Live Worms Gallery in North Beach.